Once again, it's Halloween. If you're an adult, you're probably more amused than frightened by the variety of ghouls, ghosts and goblins you'll see running around this week. However, although Halloween itself may not be particularly alarming, you can find some things in life that are truly scary - such as making bad investment moves.
MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced record financial results for the nine months ending Sept. 30 and the third quarter of 2007. Compared with the third quarter of 2006, the company achieved a 23 percent increase in net earnings while diluted earnings per share remained the same as the prior year.
First Effingham Bank has unveiled a unique, no minimum-balance free checking account that rewards customers with 5.5 percent annual percentage yield (APY) earnings and automatic refunds on all ATM fees nationwide. The account is entitled Reward Checking, descriptive of the numerous benefits attached to the account.
Over the course of your life, you'll almost certainly have many different financial goals - and to help achieve them, you'll need to use many different investments.
The Tractor Supply Company officially opened Saturday with a ribbon cutting kicking off the event.
An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.
Licensees Brad Whitfield and Craig Jones will open the doors to Port Wentworth's first Zaxby's restaurant this Monday.
Atlantic Southern Bank will celebrate the opening of its new branch at 597 S. Columbia Ave. in Rincon. The ceremonies are set for Wednesday at 11 a.m.
CORE Credit Union will sponsor two seminars titled "Investing 101." Bill Smith, an investment advisor registered through CUSO Financial Services, L.P., will discuss how stock, bond and mutual fund investing works. Smith has been educating and assisting people with their investments for over 15 years.
A workshop entitled, "Thinking of Starting a Business," will be held in the evening during October. The workshop is two and a half hours long and will begin at 6 p.m.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held a business after hours at The Square at Towne Park West last week.
In all likelihood, the prices of goods and services will continue rising year by year. This may not be too much of a problem for you when you're working, because your salary is probably also going up over time. But when you retire, you may find that inflation becomes a bigger concern - and that's why you need to take steps to help provide some investment sources that have the potential for rising income during your retirement years.
If you have young children, you may want them to attend college someday - and you may want to help them pay for it. At the same time, you also need to save for a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Are the two goals compatible?
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce did more than exceed its goals for its membership drive. The target was simply smashed.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.
A supplemental project agreement between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and a film studio planning to build a massive production facility in Effingham is on hold, as the studio reorganizes its leadership.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has entered into a purchase option with site selector for about 21 acres at the Governor Treutlen site.
FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., parent of First Chatham Bank, has announced the retirement of Brian Foster as president and CEO of both the holding company and bank.
The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.